Cory Michael Smith Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 31, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on May 15, 2022
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About Cory Michael Smith

Cory Michael Smith is an American actor renowned all over the world for his portrayal of Edward Nygma/Riddler in the Fox TV series called 'Gotham'.
Cory Michael Smith also appeared in 'Camp X-Ray' in 2014 and 'Breakfast at Tiffany's with Emilia Clarke on Broadway in 2013. The actor was born on November 14, 1986, to David R. Smith and Theresa Smith.
He was born in Columbus, Ohio in the United States and has done many movies, TV shows, and Broadway plays. Cory has an older brother named Chad Smith. He did his high school at Hilliard Darby High School and then joined Otterbein University.
Cory Michael Smith is not just a brilliant actor, but he has also had nominations from award shows for his performances in 'Gotham' and 'Olive Kitteridge'. He has won an award for his role in '1985'.
Learn more about the actor who has done Hollywood movies, stage productions, and numerous TV shows in the coming topics.

Cory Michael Smith Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Cory Michael Smith’s net worth?

Cory Michael Smith has a net worth of around $2 million. The American actor is amazing in what he does and earns quite well with his every project.

How much does Cory Michael Smith earn per year?

It is not known how much Cory earns annually.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Cory Michael Smith?

Cory Michael Smith is known to be 6 ft (183 cm) tall.

How old is Cory Michael Smith?

The American actor was born on November 14, 1986. As of April 2022, he is 35 years old.

Childhood And Education

Cory was born in Columbus, Ohio, in the United States on November 14, 1986. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and joined Hilliard Darby High School. He graduated from there in 2005. He joined Otterbein University next and did many plays like 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle', 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?', 'The Scene', and 'Tartuffe'. During his time at the university, he did his major in art musical theater and minored in Jazz Piano.
Cory was born to Theresa Smith and David R. Smith. He also has an older brother named Chad Smith.
In his youth he aspired to be a concert pianist and a lawyer and thought of dropping out of art musical theater to pursue pre-law or philosophy.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Cory Michael Smith dating?

He is known to be single.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In 2014, Cory started his career in the role of Pvt. Bergen in 'Camp X-Ray'. It was a supporting role and the film also starred Kristen Stewart. In the same year, he played the character of Dr. Kevin Coulson in 'Olive Kitteridge'. In 2015, he played Tommy Tucker in 'Carol'. Although he started to appear on screen in 2014, he started playing in theatres in 2013. He has been seen in many movies and television shows like '1985', 'Dog Food', 'Gotham', 'Utopia', 'First Man', and many more.
'Gotham' and his character as Edward Nygma was a revelation point as it got him much critical acclaim. He was seen as Edward Nygma from 2014-2019 in 'Gotham'. In fact, he was in 'Gotham' from the start of the series to the very last episode to be aired.
The film credits of Cory Michael Smith include the 2014 film named 'Camp X-Ray' where he played Pvt. Bergen, the 2014 film named 'Dog Food' where he played Declan Moore, the 2015 film named 'Carol' where he played Tommy Tucker, the 2017 film named 'Wonderstruck' where he played Walter, the 2018 film named '1985' where he played Adrian Lester, and the 2018 film named 'First Man' where he played Roger B. Chaffee. He also has the film named 'Call Jane' playing Dean which is currently in post-production.
The television credits of Cory Michael Smith include the 2014 series named 'Olive Kitteridge' where he played Dr. Kevin Coulson in the episode called 'Incoming Tide', the episodes from 2014–2019 in the series named 'Gotham' where he played one of the main characters in Edward Nygma / Riddler and the 2020 series named 'Utopia' where he played Thomas Christie and was cast in the main role. Cory Michael Smith was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain for Gotham.
Cory Michael Smith is also known for his theater work. It includes the 2013 show at the Powerhouse Theater named 'Bright Star' where he played Billy Cane, the 2013 show at the Duke called ‘Cock’ or 'The Cockfight Play' where he played John, the 2013 show at the Playwrights Horizons named 'The Whale' where he played Elder Thomas, the 2013 show at the Playwrights Horizons named 'The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World' where he played Kyle, the 2013 show at the Cort Theatre named Breakfast at Tiffany's where he played Fred and the Narrator, and the 2017 show named 'Assassins' where he played the character of Lee Harvey Oswald at the New York City Center.

Charity Work

Charity work done by him is not known.

What awards has Cory Michael Smith won?

The awards won by Cory Michael Smith include the nomination in the 2015 Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for 'Olive Kitteridge', the nomination for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards in the category Choice TV: Villain for 'Gotham', and winning the 2018 Queen Palm International Film Festival award for Best Actor in a Feature Film for '1985'.

Cory Michael Smith’s Hobbies And Interests

His hobbies are not known.
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Cory Michael Smith Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Cory Michael Smith

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




183 cm

Eye Color

Light Brown




Otterbein University

Net Worth



David R. Smith, Theresa Smith


Chad Smith
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